Having made the final drive to Cue, we arrive in the town around one o’clock then have a short look about the town. The town centre has some amazing buildings that have been restored to a very high level and others which have a bit more of an original look to them. In the middle of the street is a restored bandstand that sits in the middle of the road across from the original bank building. There is also a visitors centre next to the rather grand looking police station. Across the road is the local shire offices in an equally impressive condition.
Although early in the day we decide we will head straight for the house sit that lies a couple of streets back from the Main Street. The house is a weatherboard clad single level house which sits on a large site, that has been extended and has a huge garage at the rear. We park up at the front of the property before we are met by Ross and Karen. Ross tells us to drive round the rear where we can drive the van in where it will be kept in a large plot under lock and key.
With the van secured we get in to the house where we get the tour. The house is a good size with three bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms, a toilet and the real bonus of having a spa. We enjoy a good catchup and a laugh then before too long it’s bedtime. The following morning at seven am we hear the rear gates open as they get ready to leave. We get up in time to say our goodbyes and the two caravan convoy (Karen’s sister and brother-in-law are joining them) drive out and head north.
All of a sudden we are left on our own to enjoy the house, Cue itself and the surrounding areas. To demonstrate how remote Cue is, we are six and a half hours from Perth in a north east direction and four and a half hours from Geraldton to the east. The slowest town is Mount Magnet at eighty kilometres south and Meekatharra at one hundred and twenty kilometres north. We will be here for the next four months but luckily we have great internet coverage and a massive curved screen tv complete with all the apps and surround sound system. The weather is also great in the mid twenties most of the time and sunny. Max our Border Collie will enjoy the freedom, because we are looking after ‘Muddy’ the cat we will have to be careful.
More later as we get comfortable and start to move around the place. Photo’s on the following.
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